Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 day ago

Belt was dropped to seventh in the batting order Wednesday, going 0-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has cooled off at the plate in the second half of August (.231, no homers and two RBI over last 10 games) after hitting three homers through the first 10 games of the month. Manager Bruce Bochy may have moved him down the order in an effort to take the pressure off of his slugging first baseman, or it may have simply been a matchup play with a left-hander on the mound. Either way, Belt is one of several Giants whose cold bats have resulted in a 2-8 record over the club's last 10 games. Thursday's series-finale against the Dodgers will feature right-hander Ross Stripling, so we will see if Belt's lineup movement was temporary or not.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 weeks ago

Belt went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 6-2 win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

This wasn't your typical Belt stat line, as he is usually very patient and passive at the plate. He may have been trying to spark a struggling Giants lineup, which would explain the three strikeouts. Whatever the case, owners will definitely trade in his great discipline for home runs. Belt has shown increased pop in the month of August (three homers) after posting just one in the month of July.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs in a 7-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman doubled in a run during the fifth then smashed a solo bomb in the ninth. Belt has recorded two three-hit games already this month. He is hitting .287 with 13 homers, 55 RBI and 53 runs in 373 at-bats.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt is out of the lineup Friday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting just .190/.342/.286 in the second half, so while his numbers on the season are still pretty impressive, he's scuffling quite a bit at the plate, specifically in the power department. Buster Posey will get the start at first base and hit cleanup Friday.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 13-8 loss to Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Belt's fifth-inning blast tied the game at six, but it wasn't enough as the Phillies surprisingly continued to pour it on offensively. While this was just his second homer since June 19, the first baseman has shown increased signs of life since being moved down from third to sixth in the batting order on July 26. He's still slugging a career-high .489 despite the recent power outage.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
4 weeks ago

Belt went 1-for-1 with three walks and a run in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman has displayed some excellent plate discipline over the last week, drawing eight walks over the last five games while only whiffing twice. Belt has only homered once since June 20, however, and is hitting just .222 in July. While the current month has easily been his poorest of the season, Belt has a chance to quickly turn his fortunes at the plate around if he continues to exhibit the same patient eye of recent contests.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 month ago

Belt went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has responded well to being moved down to sixth in the order, homering Monday and reaching base four time Tuesday. He appears to be breaking out of the eight-game slump in which he went 2-for-33. He will likely stick in the six-hole so long as the Giants continue to put up runs like they have over their last two contests.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 month ago

Belt homered and knocked in two runs in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Belt was dropped to sixth in the lineup Monday and responded in resounding fashion. He had been in a horrendous slump, with just a .223/.310/.348 line and zero home runs since his last blast June 19 against the Rays. If he can come up with a few more nights like these in the near future, expect him to rise back to his old spot in the heart of the Giants' order.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 month ago

Belt was dropped to sixth in the lineup Monday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting just .185/.312/.277 in 65 at-bats in July and the cold stretch prompted manager Bruce Bochy to bat Belt sixth for the eighth game this season. The first baseman has typically hit third or fifth this season, and he should return to a more advantageous spot at some point, provided he snaps out of this funk. Jarrett Parker is starting in right field and hitting third Monday.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 months ago

Belt went 0-for-1 with four walks and a run scored in Friday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

That wasn't a typo, Belt did actually start this game, but he reached base via the free pass four times Friday, only registering one official at-bat. He exhibited his elite plate discipline bringing his on-base percentage over the .400-mark, something only eight other players in the majors can make a claim to. While the All-Star voting system is essentially a popularity contest, it is safe to say that Belt earned his first appearance with a slash line of .299/.404/.517 through the first-half of the season.